Gizmo

Description:

This small iron gizmo came from the shop of Henry Fitz (1808-1863), America’s first successful commercial telescope maker.

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Willard H. Howell

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.315158.112Accession Number: 215541Catalog Number: 315158.112

Object Name: lens grinding/polishing tool

Physical Description: iron (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 cm x 2.5 cm; 13/16 in x inoverall: 7/8 in x 1 in; 2.2225 cm x 2.54 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-a372-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1350085

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.